Driving Urban Transitions to
a sustainable future

The DUT Partnership steps up the game to tackle urban challenges. Through research and innovation and capacity building, we enable local authorities and municipalities, service and infrastructure providers, and citizens to translate global strategies into local action.

We develop the skills and tools to make urban change happen and boost the urgently needed urban transformations towards a sustainable future with enhanced quality of life in cities.

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DUT Call 2022

CALL OPENING: 21 September 2022

The first joint call of the DUT Partnership – the  DUT Call 2022 –  opens on 21 September and offers opportunities for transnational and transdisciplinary cooperation along and across the three DUT Transition Pathways. In addition, a portfolio of measures is offered to strengthen the community and build capacities in all stakeholder groups, networking and learning across countries, sectors and disciplines. Activities include furthermore provision of scientific evidence and recommendations to policy making on all levels as well as valorisation of research results to allow urban dwellers to experience how a future neighbourhood may look and feel.

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Transition Pathways

Our future relies on tackling complex grand challenges here and now, many of which must be addressed within cities and by urban communities. The DUT Partnership therefore aims to address these challenges with an integrated approach to offer decision makers in municipalities, companies and society the means to act and enable the necessary urban transformations. In order to support cities along their specific strategies, the partnership focuses on three critical urban sectors and their interrelationships.

Circular Urban Economies

The Circular Urban Economies Transition Pathway wants to foster the design of urban places haracterized by regenerative urbanism. By this we mean liveable, inclusive, green communities and neighbourhoods that are sustained by circular urban economies and resource flows.

Circular Urban Economies

The Circular Urban Economies Transition Pathway wants to foster the design of urban places haracterized by regenerative urbanism. By this we mean liveable, inclusive, green communities and neighbourhoods that are sustained by circular urban economies and resource flows.

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Positive Energy Districts

The Positive Energy Districts transition pathway aims to optimise the local energy system through energy efficiency, flexibility and local energy generation from renewables in actions towards the (urban) energy transition and climate- neutrality and mainstreaming these actions in urban planning processes.

Positive Energy Districts

The Positive Energy Districts transition pathway aims to optimise the local energy system through energy efficiency, flexibility and local energy generation from renewables in actions towards the (urban) energy transition and climate- neutrality and mainstreaming these actions in urban planning processes.

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15-minute City

The 15-minute City transition pathway focusses on rethinking the existing mobility system and urban morphology to encourage sustainable mobility choices, redistribute urban space and reorganise our daily activities so to make our cities more climate neutral, liveable and inclusive.

15-minute City

The 15-minute City transition pathway focusses on rethinking the existing mobility system and urban morphology to encourage sustainable mobility choices, redistribute urban space and reorganise our daily activities so to make our cities more climate neutral, liveable and inclusive.

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Events

Whether you are an interested citizen, activist, politician, public administrator, entrepreneur or academic, we gladly invite you to join our events.

 

Past event

Info Day 1: DUT Call 2022 (online)

20 September 2022, 10:00 - 13:30

The Info Day 1 for the DUT Call 2022 is an opportunity to learn more about the call and to ask questions to the call secretariat about the application process and the next steps.

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DUT Launch Conference

4-5 October 2022, Brussels

The DUT Partnership will be officially launched in Brussels with a series of interesting sessions and key participants.

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Info Day 2: DUT Call 2022 (online)

18 October 2022, online

The DUT Call 2022 Info Day 2 is an opportunity to learn more about the call and to ask questions to the call secretariat about the application process and the next steps. Matchmaking and project pitches to find adequate partners will be organised. More info coming soon.

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Natural Gas-Free Neighbourhoods Workshop

Postponed

Within the Dutch ‘Natural Gas-Free Neighbourhoods’ (PAW) programme, city districts are currently trying different methods to achieve the transition to a low-carbon energy system. At the two-day workshop in Rotterdam you will get the opportunity to have a first-hand look at these projects.

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DUT Call 2022 - National Events

September 2022

The official launch of the Partnership taking place in Brussels on 4 & 5 October will be accompanied by a series of national events in September.

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For the project results and more information about our wider activities
you can find on the JPI Urban Europe website